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Managing Osteoarthritis: What You Need To Know

  Osteoarthritis is a very common condition in the UK. 33% of people over 45 years old have it, and this rises to 49% of women and 42% of men over 75 years old. There are several factors which increase your risk of developing it, including overusing an injured joint, aging, gender (women are higher-risk)

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Not Such A Sweetheart After All: The Effects Of Sugar On Heart Health

  Sugar is everywhere. From convenience food to fruit juice, it is seemingly inescapable. There are, however, some healthy replacements for sugary treats – it’s just a matter of knowing where to find them. A balanced diet should include few foods with lots of added sugar, as they can negatively affect your health, but most

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What Is The Glycemic Index? Making Healthy Food Choices

  If you’ve been searching for information on how to eat a healthy diet or lose weight, you’ve probably come across the Glycemic Index. This article is designed to clear up any confusion about what the GI means, and how you can apply it to creating a more healthy diet.   What is the Glycemic

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Organic Produce – Is It Healthier And What Are The Health Benefits?

  Organic produce has seen a big increase in popularity in recent years. Organic farms grow their produce and raise their animals without the use of man-made fertilisers, pesticides, antibiotics or genetically modified organisms. This means they’re often better for the environment- all those chemicals don’t make their way into the surroundings. Choosing organic fruit

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What’s In Season This Spring? Healthy Eating Ideas

  Now that warmer weather is on its way, it’s the perfect time to spring-clean your eating habits, as well as your home! A bounty of seasonal produce is appearing on market stalls and in supermarkets around the country. Along with regular exercise, a balanced diet containing at least five 80 g servings of fruit

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Vitamin B12 – Best Sources and Why It’s Important

  Vitamin B12 is a water soluble vitamin that can be found in many different food types. This vitamin is needed for many bodily processes and works by keeping nerves and red blood cells healthy. So what makes Vitamin B12 so important, and how you can get more of it in your diet?   Why

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Health Checks – Don’t Miss Out!

  NHS research has shown that patients with learning disabilities in England are missing out on essential health checks including cancer screening, blood pressure checks and mental health assessments. The report observed and compared the activities of patients both with and without learning disabilities from GP practices across the UK. NHS guidelines recommend that people

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The EBPC Guide to Getting More Active

  A recently released report by the British Heart Foundation has shown that more than 20 million people in the UK are increasing their risk of heart disease by being physically inactive. It is believed that the health problems caused by physical inactivity cost the NHS £1.2 billion every year and contribute to 10% of

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5 Health Benefits of Boxing

  If you’re looking for a way to shake up your exercise regime or want to start working out and are not sure where to start, boxing could be a great option for you. There are many health benefits to boxing as this dynamic sport teaches both physical and mental discipline. The great thing about

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Parkinson’s Awareness Week 2017

  From the 10th to the 16th of April, it’s Parkinson’s Awareness Week. The aim of this event is to raise awareness and get more people talking about this devastating condition. All week long, people up and down the country will be taking part in fund-raising events to support those suffering from Parkinson’s and to

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